The Challenge of Pain

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Basic Books, 1983 - Medical - 447 pages
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The Puzzle of Pain
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Dennis C. Turk, PhD, is the John and Emma Bonica Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Research at the University of Washington. He was the recipient of the American Psychological Association, Division of Health Psychology, Outstanding Scientific Contribution Award and the American Association of Pain Management's Janet Travell Award. He has over 300 publications and has written and edited 13 volumes. Dr. Turk is currently editor-in-chief of [i]The Clinical Journal of Pain[/i].
Ronald Melzack, PhD, studied psychology at McGill University. After receiving his PhD in 1954, he spent 5 years carrying out physiological research at the University of Oregon Medical School; University College London, England; and the University of Pisa, Italy. Currently he is back at McGill University as a Professor in the Department of Psychology. Dr. Melzack developed the McGill Pain Questionnaire, which is now the most widely used measurement tool for research on pain in human subjects. In addition to more than 200 papers on research and theory, he has written and edited five books.
Drs. Turk and Melzack were recently identified among the top 10 leaders in the field of pain for their contributions to research and treatment development (survey of International Association for the Study of Pain membership, published in [i]The Pain Clinic[/i], 2001).

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